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Our graduate and undergraduate political science and legal studies programs give students the foundation to excel in public, private, and non-profit sectors. As a UMass alum, you are automatically part of the UMass Alumni Association. Visit their website for alumni events, career resources, mentoring programs, and more.

Join our group on LinkedIn to reconnect with classmates, network with political science and legal studies alums, and offer guidance to current students.

We would also love to hear from you personally. Just drop us a line and let us know what you have been up to since your days on campus!

Featured Alumni

Philip McNamara
BA, Political Science

After graduating from UMass Amherst, Philip McNamara ’97, joined the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as the assistant to the director of party affairs and delegate selection. “It was my first ‘professional’ job,” reflects McNamara. “I was 23 and figured I would stay there for a year or two.” After the first year, however, McNamara became the deputy director of party affairs and delegate selection, and, in 2002, the director. His temporary job effectively became an 11 year career. Read more...